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Concert Review: Four Nations Ensemble and Sherezade Panthaki – ‘Fête Galante’ (NYC, 17 May 2018)

Fête Galante: The Anatomy of Melancholy with soprano Sherezade Panthaki and the Four Nations Ensemble with illustrated talks by Tav Holmes at the Italian Academy in New York on May 17, 2018. (COPYRIGHT: Benjamin Chasteen for ASPECT Foundation for Music & Arts)

The music of the Fête Galante-era composers like Jean-Marie Leclair counteracted the grand style of their predecessors, just as Watteau's paintings of regular people enjoying simple pleasures in the outdoors contrasted with the heavy subject matter of the art he'd grown up with.

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Exclusive Interview: Cellist Julian Schwarz on Joachim Stutschewsky and 20th-Century Jewish Music

Cellist Julian Schwarz

"With the rise of worldwide anti-Semitism, it has been difficult for me to program Jewish works. I remember a certain recital when I was asked to remove a suite of pieces by Ernest Bloch for fear of audience distaste."

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Blu-ray Review: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert

Enjoy 53 live performances from four Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies from 2014 to 2017 (the 29th to 32nd) in this highly recommended (3.5 stars out of 4) Blu-ray version packed with 674 minutes of great material.

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